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Information about Banco Central de Venezuela and the Monetary Unit Bolívar

Historical overview

The Banco Central de Venezuela was created on September 7th 1939 with the issue of the Act "Ley del Banco Central de Venezuela" «The Central Bank of Venezuela Act», as a goal to centralize the banknotes and coin issuing, which in that time, many banks where issuing banknotes.

Monetary Unit Name

Bolívar of Silver (1879-1918)
Bolívar of Gold (1918-1974)
Bolívar (1974-2007)

Monetary System

100 Céntimos = 1 Bolívar

Time Period

From 1879 through December 31st 2007, which has been replaced by "Bolívar Fuerte".

Monetary equivalence

5 Céntimos = 1 Centavo (Venezolano)
1 Bolívar = 20 Centavo (Venezolano)
5 Bolívares = 1 Venezolano
1000 Bolívares = 1 Bolívar Fuerte


1 Bolívar (Tinoquito)

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Banknotes of 1 Bolívar

2 Bolívares (Tinoquito)

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Banknotes of 2 Bolívares

5 Bolívares

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Banknotes of 5 Bolívares

10 Bolívares

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Banknotes of 10 Bolívares

20 Bolívares

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Banknotes of 20 Bolívares

50 Bolívares

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Banknotes of 50 Bolívares

100 Bolívares (Tabla)

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Banknotes of 100 Bolívares

500 Bolívares

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Banknotes of 500 Bolívares

1000 Bolívares (Luca)

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Banknotes of 1000 Bolívares

2000 Bolívares

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Banknotes of 2000 Bolívares

5000 Bolívares

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Banknotes of 5000 Bolívares

10,000 Bolívares

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Banknotes of 10,000 Bolívares

20,000 Bolívares

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Banknotes of 20,000 Bolívares

50,000 Bolívares

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Banknotes of 50,000 Bolívares

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